Patti Jordan Olmsted Ramos
Visual Artist; Watercolor Artist
I am a watercolor artist living in picturesque Marin County California. I work full time in the public school system as a Speech Language Pathologist helping young students develop and refine their communication skills. Equal to my passion for teaching is my passion for painting.
My aim is to capture the light reflecting off the world around us to reveal enchanted essences, to unlock the explosion of color we see in our world and recreate it in the world of the sacred. I strive to capture connections in animals, people and our natural environment, to find the spirituality in moments of stillness, to find hidden truths in the world and our place in it, and express this in light.
I began my artistic life as a child drawing and entering art contests. When I grew up, I fell in love with watercolor, taking classes beginning when my own kids were young. I continue to take classes with the Thursday Evening Painters, a creative and inspiring local artistic community. My own kids inspired me to begin painting en plein air.
For many years now, I have participated in Plein Air paint outs both at the Marin County Fair and up the west coast at the Oregon Lavender Festival. Plein air painting combines both of my passions, painting and teaching, allowing me to inspire young artists as they come up to meet the painters in the field.
I bring extra supplies so young artists can paint alongside me. I hope you are moved by my paintings, and maybe even inspired to express your own creative vision.